The West is more interested in Kosovo’s image than its problems
International efforts to create a reflection of an imagined self doesn’t benefit citizens.
We — the citizens — are the state
February 17 is not just a day of independence, but a chance to reflect upon the Republic we want to be.
Flagging and banal nationalism confirm Kosovo’s statehood, but that’s not the full picture
While recent success in the sporting arena has helped to increase affinity to the Kosovo flag, Kosovar identity remains complex and nuanced.
‘Copy paste’ Independence Day
As Kosovo marks another Independence Day, it has many familiar problems — but it can start to move beyond them if citizens are placed at the heart of the country’s democracy.